Reporting at the GC Advanced level of the United Nations Global Compact, which defines ten principles relating to respect for human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and the fight against corruption.
Nine priority goals are positively impacted by the Group’s actions through its internal management procedures, sponsorship activities and above all its financing activities (social, associative, renewable energies, agriculture, education, health, microfinance, etc.)
Groupe BPCE and Natixis have signed the Principles for Responsible Banking and are committed to strategically aligning their activities with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. By signing the UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking, Groupe BPCE and Natixis joined a coalition of 132 banks worldwide, representing more than $47 trillion in assets, and undertook to play a key role in contributing to a sustainable future.
The Group has adhered to the PRI since 2008 via Natixis. This set of principles helps institutional investors to make environmental, social and corporate governance considerations an integral part of their investment decision-making processes.
The Group has been a signatory to the Equator Principles since 2010 via Natixis. The aim of these principles is to take account of social and environmental risks in the context of project financing. By adhering to the UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking (28 founding signatories), Natixis is one of the first financial institutions to formally align its strategy with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.
Wanting to make its commitment and actions even more tangible, Groupe BPCE adopted this recognized and robust international standard by rolling out external ISO 26000 audits within its different entities.
A signatory since July 2021, Groupe BPCE is committed to aligning the bank’s entire balance sheet with a carbon neutral trajectory. By joining this banking alliance, the Group is stepping up its efforts to combat global warming and is committed to supporting the environmental transition of its customers and of the financial sector as a whole.